On the possibility that the match can be Dispute only with local fans, as requested by the Federation of Peñas del Getafe, the mayor was in favor of looking for other formulas, even if they are not your competition. “We are open to other alternatives, but we want them to be adopted by the competent authorities, the health authorities. The criterion of prudence and, above all, not creating alarm for society is what the city council is following and what I ask of the citizenship,” Sara Hernández said, after presenting the project of a sports center for refugees in Getafe with the support of the Spanish Olympic Committee.“The coronavirus is an element that we cannot lose sight of. I am not going to enter into any controversy, what I am going to do is to support the team and without a doubt to transfer all the support to the blue tide that Getafe runs permanently. In health matters, we must understand the concern that exists in a part of society and calmly and serenely try to solve it “, concluded the mayor. The mayor of Getafe understands the “prudence” of Health to close Coliseum. “The position of the town hall and the people of Getafe is to support the club because in those games we want to overcome the tie and access the next round”said Sara Hernandez, about the second leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League.“The position of the city council is respectful and to follow the instructions given by the Ministry of Health. I understand that the criterion of prudence is important, but in sports our team has all the support”he commented. Sara Hernández, mayor of Getafe, said Thursday that she understands the “prudence criterion” decreed by the Ministry of Health for certain sporting events, such as the Getafe-Inter in Milan that have decided to be behind closed doors, and sent a message of “support to the club and the fans” azulones before such an important meeting.Due to the coronavirus epidemic, with an important source of infection in northern Italy, the Ministry of Health decided a few days ago that the Getafe-Inter in Milan to be held on Thursday, March 19 at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum is behind closed doors to avoid the possible arrival of Italian fans from a risk zone.
Health Care, Housing Subsidies Take $1 Trillion Bite Out Of Federal Budget Two studies look at the burden posed by health care costs, both to the federal government and to households across America. The Associated Press: Health, Housing Get Greatest Federal SubsidiesA study of federal subsidies of various sectors of the economy released Tuesday says that health care and housing combined to reap almost $1 trillion in support in the most recent year for which data was available. The study funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts said that taxpayers subsidized health care by $743 billion in 2010, while a set of generous tax breaks was the main driver in $227 billion worth of subsidies for the housing industry (Taylor, 7/24).Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Health Cost Crisis Called ‘Close To Cliff’In most years, the country gets a little bit richer. In the last decade, nearly all of the gains — more than 90% of economic growth — went toward offsetting the growth in health care spending. The estimate, based on research by Michael Chernew, a health economist at Harvard University, is for 2000 through 2009, a period marked by sluggish growth overall. But it illustrates the growing burden that health care costs place on households as they struggle to get ahead (Boulton, 7/24). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.